InnerCity Weightlifting’s (ICW) mission is to use fitness training as a tool to reduce violence, while also promoting professional, personal, and academic achievement among urban youth. Many of its students are former gang members and have served time in prison. Most lack the kinds of positive support networks that those from different backgrounds might take for granted. But thanks in part to ICW, these men and women are taking advantage of new opportunities for social mobility.
Read “Lifting Up” to learn more about a budding partnership between ICW and BCSSW.